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Running head:  TIES TO ADLER”S TASKS OF LIFE 

 



 

 

 



 

 

Personality, Strengths, and Social Style: Ties to Adler’s Tasks of Life 



A Summary Paper 

Presented to 

The Faculty of the Adler Graduate School 

____________________________ 



 

In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for 

the Degree of Master of Arts in  

Adlerian Counseling and Psychotherapy 

_____________________________ 

By: 


Lindsey Heiserman 

September 2013 

 



TIES TO ADLER”S TASKS OF LIFE 

Abstract 



This paper originated from the writer’s personal experiences and frustrations while working at a 

new job.  Without knowing Adlerian psychology or being in graduate school, the writer knew 

that feelings of belonging were vital to a human existence.  While being on a staff of a wide 

variety of people, it became clear that the management wanted everyone to be included but did 

not know how.  The constant striving for perfection the writer felt combined with not knowing 

how to belong in a group created unhappiness.  Having explored the Myers-Briggs personality 

inventory in high school and having taken the Strengths Finder at the beginning of the job, the 

writer started to understand personality and unique strengths.   

Another Adlerian concept that the writer knew before learning Adlerian was the concept of life 

tasks.  The writer had always prioritized balance between work and life outside of work.  The 

writer was able to leave work at the job, leave on time, and manage a highly effective schedule.  

As it turns out, according to Adler, these are the life tasks (work, social, and love).  This paper 

will have the work task as the lens but will also include the other two tasks and how all three are 

affected by personality, strengths, and social style. 




TIES TO ADLER”S TASKS OF LIFE 



Table of Contents  

Abstract 

 

 



 

 

 



 

 

 



 

 



Introduction   

 

 



 

 

 



 

 

 



 

Self 



 

 

 



 

 

 



 

 

 



 

 



Myers-Briggs   

 

 



 

 

 



 

 

 



 

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Strengths Finder 

 

 



 

 

 



 

 

 



 

12 


Adlerian Life Tasks   

 

 



 

 

 



 

 

 



15 

 

Work   



 

 

 



 

 

 



 

 

 



15 

 

Love   



 

 

 



 

 

 



 

 

 



16 

 

Social   



 

 

 



 

 

 



 

 

 



17 

Communication 

 

 

 



 

 

 



 

 

 



18 

Social Style   

 

 

 



 

 

 



 

 

18 



Summary, Conclusion, Recommendation 

 

 



 

 

 



     

20 


References 

 

 



 

 

 



 

 

 



 

 

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TIES TO ADLER”S TASKS OF LIFE 

Personality, Strengths, and Social Style: Ties to Adler’s Tasks of Life 



“Inherent within people are socially constructive forces that guide people towards 

realizing their potentialities. When people’s tendency toward self-realization is allowed 

expression, we become free to grow ourselves, we also free ourselves to love and to feel concern 

for other people, the ideal is the liberation and cultivation of the forces which lead to self 

realization” (Linley & Harrington, 2006, p. 40).  When people are allowed the freedom to 

express themselves, grow, expand, and develop, many great things can happen.  Unfortunately, 

this does not always work out.  Small children are fostered to grow and develop as their unique 

selves.  At what age does this stop?  When does society begin to stifle the personal part of 

growing up?  Strengths are developed in youth and carried into adulthood, but when does the 

child become part of a generalized “who I am supposed to be” profile? 

“Playing to our strengths enhances well-being because we are doing what we naturally do 

best and generating feelings of autonomy, competence, confidence, and self-esteem” (Linley & 

Harrington, 2006, p. 42).  Allowing an infant, a toddler, a child, a teenager, or an adult the 

freedom and knowledge to use their strengths can be powerful.  It can open up a whole world of 

opportunities.    

Strengths are natural, they come from within, and we are urged to use them, develop 

them and to play to them by an inner, energizing desire.  Further when we use our 

strengths, we feel good about ourselves, we feel better able to achieve things, and we are 

working toward fulfilling our potential (Linley & Harrington, 2006, p. 41)

What happens when some or all of this is ignored?  One of the most glaringly obvious 

places it can and is ignored is the work place.  This writer has seen and experienced many 

examples of work place breakdowns and after many years of observation decided to investigate 






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